Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle
Culver Parade
Sandown
Isle of Wight
PO36 8QA
England

Website

www.dinosaurisle.com

Telephone

01983 404344

Fax

01983 407502

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Discover, Experience and Encounter – Dinosaur Isle is the first purpose built dinosaur attraction in the country where a walk back through geological time takes you to the lost world of the dinosaurs a 120 million years ago.

Discover the skeletal remains as they are found by fossil hunters, encounter our palaeontologists working on the latest finds, experience the sounds and smells the dinosaurs may have encountered.

You will meet in the flesh the isle of Wight’s famous five dinosaurs Neovenator, Eotyrannus, Iguanadon, Hypsilophodon and the giant Sauropod and even the building is shaped as a giant pterosaur which mastered the Cretaceous skies.

Venue Type:

Museum, Prehistoric site, Science centre

Opening hours

Open every day (except some public holidays such as Christmas Day).

April - August: 10.00 - 6.00
September - October: 10 - 5.00
November - March: 10.00 - 4.00
Last admission 1 hour before close.

Admission charges

£5.00 Adult
£3.80 Child (3 - 16)
£4.00Concession
£16.50 Family (2+2)
£19.00 Family (2+3)

Yearly passes are available, contact us for details.

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Blast from the Past Fossil Festival

  • 15 — 16 November 2014 10am-4pm

A fossil festival celebrating collecting on the Isle of Wight, the Solent area and southern England.

Chat to palaeontologists, natural historians and local collectors. Bring along your finds for identification.

Children's activities in our Education Room.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dinosaurisle.com/events.aspx

Fossil Walks

  • 28 October — 1 November 2014

Dinosaur Isle lead a number of guided walks at sites of known palaeontological and geological interest on the Isle of Wight.

These are advertized on our website. See the link below for more information.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

The booking lists for fossil walks during Easter and the summer holidays are usually full two days prior to the walk so please book early enough to ensure a place.

Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £3.80,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.00,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.

Booking essential.

Website

http://www.dinosaurisle.com/events.aspx

Guided fossil walk

  • 14 December 2014 From 10am

Join us on a walk led by staff from Dinosaur Isle Museum on the nearby beach at Yaverland. The trip lasts for up to 2 hours and we will be looking for remains from the time of the Early Cretaceous - up to 124 million years ago. Children should bring along a bucket for any fossil finds. An opportunity to see what the winter storms may have revealed. Wellington boots are recommended. Booking is essential - call us on (01983) 404344 to book a place.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age

Admission

£5 Adults
£3.80 Children (ages 3 to 15)
£16.50 Family (2+2)
£19 Family (2+3)
£4 Concession (pensioner/student)

Website

http://www.dinosaurisle.com/events.aspx#dec14

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